Shannon's Labour of Love Kitchen in Ottawa

Shannon's Labour of Love Kitchen in Ottawa

Faith Durand
May 21, 2010

Who cooks here? Shannon, her husband, & daughters Ava & Edie
Location: Ottawa, ON
Owned or rented? Owned
Kitchen size: 112 square feet

What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? The kitchen had an awkward layout with three doorways, little counter space, and a bulky fridge and stove directly opposite each other. We added open shelving (so handy!), moved a new counter-depth fridge to where a messy pantry used to be, and opted for a built-in cooktop and oven to further reduce the footprint of the appliances. Now one person can cook while another easily sneaks by. Not to mention we're not stuck in 1980 anymore.

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What's the story of your kitchen?
(*Kitchen would measure larger than 112 sf if eat-in area is included.) Our kitchen has been a four-year labour of love - with the cabinets being custom-made by my father-in-law, and other work (e.g. tile and floor) with great help from my dad. Now (though it isn't yet finished) - we adore it.

What is your favorite meal to cook here?
We're all about comfort food - macaroni and cheese!

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